McDonald will present “Black Trans Lives Matter: CeCe McDonald on Racism, Mass Incarceration, and Trans Liberation” and discuss her experiences with transphobic violence, racism, the criminal justice system and homelessness after an attack in July 2010.
Living in Minneapolis at the time, McDonald was attacked by a racist and transphobic mob. One of her attackers died in the days following the incident, and
McDonald was charged with two murders. While in prison, she discovered her story was like that of other black trans women.
McDonald was released in January 2014 and has been advocating for freedoms for all trans women.
McDonald will also offer her perspectives on Black Lives Matter movement.
The event is free and open to the public, and is hosted by the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department.
For more information contact Tamara Berg at TBerg@winona.edu.